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City Council Meeting Minutes

October 6, 2009

CALL TO ORDER: City Council convened in a General Committee meeting on October 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, to receive general public comment, with the following Council members present: Genevieve Ray, Cameron Texter, Toni Smith, Carol Hill-Evans, Vice President, and Joseph R. Musso, President, with President Musso presiding. Mayor John Brenner was not present.

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

Steve Young, 9 N. Newberry St., York, PA, reminded residents that a flag raising ceremony will take place at the old Colonial Courthouse on October 18. He also discussed the new Vietnam Memorial erected at the Fairgrounds. He said it was a successful event and the memorial looks great. Lastly, Mr. Young complained of the lack of code enforcement throughout the City of York.

Jody Moore, 131 E. 5th Ave., York, PA, suggested that Article 333.15 “Central Business District Sidewalk Food Vendor Licenses” of the Codified Ordinances be amended to allow more than two licenses under subsection (c). He also suggested that street vendors should be required to provide insurance.

Charlotte Bergdoll, landlord, discussed two cases in which her properties were cited under the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance. She said she sent a letter of reconsideration but has not heard anything back from the Administration. President Musso said he would relay Ms. Bergdoll's comments to the Administration for a response.

Franklin Williams, 528 W. Market St., York, PA, said he still hasn't received a response from the Administration about why they have 3-4 police officers patrolling the streets together. President Musso said he would again relay Mr. Williams' inquiry to the Administration for comment.

Sue Styers, 1515 Fireside Rd., York, PA, reported rabbit manure deposited by a neighbor, which she said is a health issue. President Musso said he would relay Ms. Styers comments to the Administration for action.

Howard Carter, 21 S. Pine St., York, PA, questioned why three parking meters were removed from his block. He also stated that residents paid for parking passes but cannot use them. He also reported an abandoned vehicle that needs to be towed. President Musso said he would relay Mr. Carter's concerns to the Administration for comment.

There being no further public comment, President Musso adjourned the General Committee meeting and reconvened in Legislative Session at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, with the following members present: Genevieve Ray, Cameron Texter, Toni Smith, Carol Hill-Evans, Vice President, and Joseph R. Musso, President, with President Musso presiding. Mayor John Brenner was not present.

Members of the Administration in attendance included: Jim Gross, Director of Public Works, and Dan Robinson, Director of Community Development. Also present was Assistant Solicitor Don Hoyt. Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic Development, Mark Whitman, Police Commissioner, John Senft, Fire Chief, and Michael O’Rourke, Business Administrator, were absent.

Members of York City Council staff in attendance included: Dianna L. Thompson, City Clerk.

Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Sonia Huntzinger, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Texter, seconded by Smith, to dispense with the reading of the Minutes of September 15, 2009, and approve them as written. The motion passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Correspondence and Announcements: President Musso read correspondence and announcements.

PRESENTATIONS

Sonia Huntzinger, Executive Director, Downtown Inc., reported on the mission and goals of Downtown Inc.

“Downtown Inc is a community organization working to facilitate leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and promotion of downtown initiatives in order to improve the overall physical appearance of downtown York, increase foot traffic throughout the downtown district, and communicate to the community at large the positive activities taking place in downtown York. Downtown Inc coordinates programming within the downtown, such as First Friday events, walking tours and downtown orientations, merchant open house events, and beautification projects. Downtown Inc oversees York’s Main Street program, which operates as a nonprofit organization. The comprehensive Main Street approach is based on four points proven to produce fundamental change: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.

Downtown Inc also oversees the York’s Business Improvement District Authority. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area in which property owners choose to be assessed a fee by the Authority to fund business-related activities and improvements that will benefit the district as a whole. In York’s BID, property owners are assessed at a rate of .001% of their property value and the funds are used to support Downtown Inc’s mission to champion the downtown experience.”

Source: Downtown Inc. 2009 Membership Campaign Information Brochure

In keeping with the goals and mission of Downtown Inc., Ms. Huntzinger said their 2010 goals include projects such as street enhancements, new foliage & flowering pots, development of a way-finding plan, and various other projects to help improve the quality of life of our residents.

Ms. Huntzinger also discussed the Roger Brooks initiative. Roger Brooks is a tourism, marketing and development planner who is considered one of the industries most recognized experts. Mr. Brooks has assisted over 400 communities throughout North America in tourism development strategies. She said Mr. Brooks toured York and shared his recommendations on how to improve downtown York. Mr. Brooks' plan includes three primary components of a successful community: (1) branding - what you are known for, (2) product development - what you have to build so you own the brand, and (3) marketing - how to tell the world about your community. Ms. Huntzinger said as they review Mr. Brooks' recommendations, they will share with Council their plans for the 2010 year.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Public Works Committee, Toni Smith, Chair: A Public Works Committee meeting was held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to discuss contracting with Ostara, LLC for Biological Nutrient Reduction (BNR) services, which is a service to treat for phosphorous removal through a biological process as opposed to a chemical process. Ostara offers a biological process that provides for the removal of phosphorous from the waste stream and creates a fertilizer as the end product. The Committee meeting provided an opportunity for further explanation about the process and the proposed agreements. A Resolution approving agreements for said services will appear on Council’s agenda this evening for action.

SUBDIVISION / LAND DEVELOPMENT / HARB

Resolution No. 112, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in issuing a certificate of appropriateness to Murphy Dittenhafer Architects for work to be done at 34 W. Philadelphia St., Craig W. Horowitz for work to be done at 309-311 & 313-315 W. Market St., Tom Sibol for work to be done at 48 N. Beaver St., and R. Jay's Home Improvements for work to be done at 32 S. Beaver St., was introduced by Musso, read at length, and on motion of Musso, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 112 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Consent agenda. A motion was made by Texter, seconded by Smith, to introduce Resolution No.'s 113 & 114 as a consent agenda. The motion passed unanimously. Therefore, the following Resolutions were introduced by Ray and read at length:

Resolution No. 113, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution approving the final land development plan submitted by Precision Custom Components to build a new 13,800 sq. ft. building at 500 Lincoln St.

Resolution No. 114, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution approving the final reverse subdivision plan submitted by Precision Custom Components to combine 2 parcels into one 11.233-acre parcel at 500 Lincoln St.

On motion of Ray, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No.'s 113 & 114 came up for discussion.

Mike Scarborough, NuTech Design, was onboard, outlined the plans, and presented Council with a color rendering of the project. He said the subdivision plan will be to combine two adjacent parcels of land into one 11.233-acre parcel at 500 Lincoln St. The land development plan will be to remove an existing 1,500 square foot building and an existing 6,031 square foot building to construct a new 13,800 square foot building at 500 Lincoln St.

Rick Schlude, Design Engineer, Precision Components, added that including demolition, this will be approximately a $6m project with sustained employment levels. Construction should begin in late November with completion slated for October 2010. Mr. Schlude said representatives of the project have been in contact with the Avenues Neighborhood Association and have heard and considered their input with regard to the project. He stated that their main concern was noise and parking, which all have been addressed. He said they will keep them abreast of the construction calendar.

Mr. Scarborough and Mr. Schlude answered several project questions from Council. There being no further discussion, Resolution No.'s 113 & 114 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Texter, seconded by Ray, to introduce Bill No.'s 37-39 as a consent agenda. The motion passed unanimously. Therefore, Bills 37-39 were introduced by Hill-Evans and read by short title.

Introduction of Bill No. 37, Session 2009, (View) A Bill amending Article 169 “Police Officer's Pension Fund” of the Codified Ordinances to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to the deferred taxability of the pension benefits accrued.

Introduction of Bill No. 38, Session 2009, (View) A Bill amending Article 171 “Firefighter's Pension Fund” of the Codified Ordinances to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to the deferred taxability of the pension benefits accrued.

Introduction of Bill No. 39, Session 2009, (View) A Bill amending Article 167 “Officer's and Employees Pension Fund” of the Codified Ordinances to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to the deferred taxability of the pension benefits accrued.

Vice President Hill-Evans said she spoke with Business Administrator Michael O'Rourke who said these draft amendments are being recommended by our actuarial firm, Conrad Siegal and that they were also reviewed and recommended by each of the Pension Boards.

President Musso said these are completely new ordinances and are extremely different from our existing pension ordinances. As such, he said he would like to refer them to committee for discussion.

Motion to refer to committee. A motion was made by Musso, seconded by Ray, to refer Bills 37-39 to the Business Administration Committee. The motion passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Council scheduled a Business Administration Committee meeting for Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. (Note: The meeting was later changed to Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.)

FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS / RESOLUTIONS

Final Passage of Resolution No. 110, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing a budget transfer for the Bureau of Housing Services in the amount of $144,118.00 from Section 108 loan activity related to the Memorial Park ($44,118.00) & Allen Field ($100,000.00) projects, which was introduced at the September 15, 2009 meeting of Council, and tabled, came up for final passage. On motion of Ray, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 110 was removed from the table for discussion.

At the September 15, 2009 meeting of Council, several questions arose surrounding this project. Councilwoman Ray thought the money was to be used for streets and President Musso said one of the account numbers listed in the transfer didn't exist. Council tabled the Resolution as these and other questions arose.

Councilwoman Ray said she and Councilwoman Smith met with Community Development Staff and Public Works Director Jim Gross. Councilwoman Ray said her questions were answered and she is prepared to vote. As for President Musso's question about the existence of a line item, it was found that a typographical error did exist and a correction to the account number has been made.

Steve Young, 9 N. Newberry St., York, PA, asked how many taxpayer dollars will be used in these projects.

President Musso said in a memo from Brian Davidson, Director of the Bureau of Housing Services, he explained that “Section 108 loan application would not require a principal payment of $140,000.00, plus interest, until August 1, 2011. Therefore, the City will not have to set aside funds for this payment until the FY2011 CDBG budget. Since the City anticipated making a principal payment sooner and set aside $354,188.00 in FY2009 for the payment of all Section 108 Loan payments, the payment for the most recent loan may now be used for other activities.”

Director Gross added that this is a positive project that will include new playground equipment, upgrades to the basketball courts and additional trees and picnic areas at Allen Park and new lights, fencing and amenities for the stadium at Memorial Park.

Vice President Hill-Evans asked Director Gross to keep members of the Veterans Memorial Park Neighborhood Association in the loop during the project. Director Gross said he would.

Steve Young, 9 N. Newberry St., York, PA, said Penn Park should have been next in line for renovations. He stated that Allen Park is not being taken care of so why put $100k into this park. Mr. Young said the park is littered with trash, graffiti, and abandoned vehicles. He suggested putting the park projects off until next year and really think about where this money should go.

Councilwoman Ray responded that Mr. Young has given all the reasons why Allen Park needs a facelift. Ownership needs to be felt and you don't put money into a hole in the ground, you have to invest your dollars and this is a good investment, she said.

Councilwoman Smith agreed with Councilwoman Ray and mentioned the recent renovations made to Lincoln Park. She said residents are proud of Lincoln Park because our kids now have a nice place to play. She said we are losing attendance at our parks because residents would rather go to a county park. Now, however, renovation projects like Lincoln Park, is not only attracting city residents, but also county residents.

Councilman Texter asked Director Gross if he was aware of the problems at Allen Park mention by Mr. Young. Director Gross said the Administration recognizes that our parks need attention, which is why we are doing these types of projects.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 110 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Final Passage of Bill No. 35, Ordinance No. 35, Session 2009, (View) A Bill amending Ordinance No. 22 of 2009 regarding responsibility of owners to remove snow and ice to make it consistent with previously adopted legislation. (Article 1763 of the Property Maintenance Code), which was introduced by Ray at the September 15, 2009 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Ray, seconded by Texter, Bill No. 35 came up for discussion.

City Clerk Dianna Thompson explained that at Council's August 18th meeting, an ordinance (Ord. No. 22) was adopted amending the Snow Removal ordinance. That ordinance did not include changes that were made in 2006. This amendment would merge the changes made in 2006 with the changes made last month (Ord. No. 22).

Charlotte Bergdoll, landlord, asked Council to consider an extension on the time property owners have to remove snow and ice after a severe storm and to notify residents of that extension. President Musso said it is up to the Mayor and his Administration to notify the public during snow emergencies.

There being no further discussion, Bill No. 35, Ordinance No. 35, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Texter, Smith, Musso – 4; Nays – Hill-Evans – 1.

Final Passage of Bill No. 36, Ordinance No. 36, Session 2009, (View) A Bill amending the 2009 Budget to reflect changes resulting from unallocated CDBG funds generated by Program Income which relieved funds in the original entitlement to fund additional activities in the amount of $65,000 ($40,000.00 for RDA Demolition & Acquisition; $20,000 for the Spanish-American Center; and $5,000 for Relocation), which was introduced by Ray at the September 15, 2009 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Ray, seconded by Hill-Evans, Bill No. 36 came up for discussion.

President Musso asked about the relocation category. Director Robinson explained that this is for the Salem Square project, which required relocation assistance.

President Musso then asked why projects aren't listed in order of their effectiveness or priority. He asked if Council could at least get a list ranking these projects so we can appropriately allocate funds. Director Robinson said there is a ranking system in place and based on a projects' ranking, the project is funded. When a priority arises, however, that project must then be addressed and funds allotted accordingly, he explained.

President Musso asked why Council has never seen this list. Councilwoman Ray said she and Councilwoman Smith were just discussing this issue and she asked the Administration to keep Council better informed about CDBG and HOME allocations and projects.

Director Robinson said there have been several public hearings where only 2 or 3 Council members have attended. He stated that this information is and will always be public.

Brian Davidson, Director of the Bureau of Housing Services, explained the CDBG process at length. He said applicants that are turned away still remain on the radar in case funds become available. However, many of those applicants don't just idly stand by, the seek funding elsewhere, he said. Director Davidson said if CDBG/HOME funds become available, they look for the priorities to allocate monies to because this is normally just a small pot of money.

There being no further discussion, Bill No. 36, Ordinance No. 36, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 115, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution consenting to the following appointments and reappointments made by the Mayor:

Appointment of Michael J. O’Rourke, 135 W. Springettsbury Ave., York, PA 17403 as a member of The Albert S. Weyer Community Health Fund Advisory Committee, to fill the unexpired term of Janis Rozelle, which term shall expire September 30, 2011.

Appointment of Brian Davidson, 426 Pacific Ave., York, PA 17404 as a member of the Housing Authority Board, which term shall expire April 1, 2014.

Reappointment of David L. Hawk, M.D., M.P.H., 227 W. Market St., York, PA 17401 as a member of The Albert S. Weyer Community Health Fund Advisory Committee, which term shall expire September 30, 2012.

Reappointment of Cynthia E. Dixon, 1051 E. Poplar St., York, PA 17401 as a member of the York City Human Relations Commission, which term shall expire July 16, 2012.

Reappointment of Cindy Mitzel, 825 S. Newberry St., York, PA 17403 as a member of the York City Human Relations Commission, which term shall expire July 16, 2012.

The Resolution was introduced by Musso, read at length, and on motion of Musso, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 115 came up for discussion.

Jay Andrzejczyk, 284 Cottage Hill Rd., York, PA, questioned the appointment of Brian Davidson to the Housing Authority Board as Mr. Davidson is a city employee and state law prohibits persons currently employed with the municipality to serve on boards and authorities. He said the Codified Ordinances, Article 181.01(b) reads that “no member of Council or other City officer or employee shall serve as a member of any City board or commission except as is specifically provided for in the article.”

Councilman Texter said though the Resolution reads the “Housing Authority Board”, this is an authority, not a board, and is regulated by the Housing Authority Act (35 P.S. 1541 et. Seq.)

Assistant Solicitor Hoyt said this is a legal appointment.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 115 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 116, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing the Gold Star Garden Committee to erect a Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden memorial at Veterans Memorial Park, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 116 came up for discussion.

Frank Dittenhafer was onboard and outlined the project to Council and presented Council with a color rendering of the memorial.

“Gold Star is a term derived from American Gold Star Mothers Inc., who were formed in 1928 as a family response to lives taken during the first World War. Now, Gold Star is applied to family members who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. Military. This living monument will be a gathering place for those who want to commemorate the lives of those who volunteered to protect this country. The Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden(TM) is designed in a series of rooms based around a central star plaza. Each room is planted in a particular color that represents a soldier's character trait: (1) Red represents courage, (2) Orange for duty and service, (3) Yellow for remembrance, (4) Green for healing, (5) Purple for valour, (6) Blue for fidelity and loyalty, (7) White for honor, and together, they mean love of family and country.

The garden presents a series of healing and reflective properties, each changing through the seasons. The earth will bring forth its therapeutic properties in color, scent and texture.
Bathe your senses in the meditative qualities that nature provides. Wildlife is invited in and will become part of your experience; birds and butterflies will interact, making each trip unique.

Because we don't wish to continue walking in circles, each room is connected to the center star plaza. Here, honor is reflected in the white plantings on the perimeter. You will find the names of the fallen engraved on the walls. The center holds a bubbling fountain, a symbol of cleansing and refreshment and the hope of new life. Emerge from the garden feeling restored and full of appreciation for those willing to serve on our behalf.”

Source: http://www.goldstargarden.com/index.html

Public Works Director Jim Gross add that this is approximately a $400,000.00 project. He and Mr. Dittenhafer then answered project questions from Council.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 116 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 117, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing agreements with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to provide a nutrient recovery facility at the WWTP, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 117 came up for discussion.

President Musso stated that Council held a Public Works Committee meeting on September 22, 2009 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers to discuss these contracts.

Public Works Director Jim Gross outlined that the city is proposing to contract with Ostara, LLC for Biological Nutrient Reduction (BNR) services, which is a service to treat for phosphorous removal through a biological process as opposed to a chemical process. Ostara offers a biological process that provides for the removal of phosphorous from the waste stream and creates a fertilizer as the end product. The three agreements before Council this evening include: Nutrient Removal Service Agreement, Sublease Provisions for Nutrient Removal Project, and Byproduct Removal Agreement.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 117 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 118, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with MetEd to install a new streetlight at 746 McKenzie St. (rear), and to upgrade streetlights at 622 Courtland St., 350 Park St., 840 Edgar St., 1515 Fireside Rd., 487 Pennsylvania Ave., and 1198 Prospect St., was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 118 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 119, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution approving a contract with Inside Out Creative for special events consulting & coordination services, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 119 came up for discussion.

Kim Walsh-Phillips, President, Inside Out Creative (IOC), thanked Council for the opportunity to serve the City of York. She said IOC specializes in fundraising. She explained that their role is to develop and execute a strategic plan for all events and planned activities; secure corporate sponsorship to cover program expenses; oversee and manage operating budget for all planned events and activities; solicit celebrities for appearances at planned events; secure donation of gifts for on-line auction; manage all event logistics, including guest list, table seating, decor, meal arrangements and other aspects of event set-up; and establish an event committee consisting of corporate executives, friends of the community, alumni, faculty and staff. She said they have not increased their fees for 2010 and will continue to provide the same top notch quality of service to the City of York.

Steve Young, 9 N. Newberry St., York, PA, pointed out that there is a 30-day termination clause should Council decide the city does not want to contract with IOC through January 31, 2014.

Director Gross responded that this is a year to year agreement and if next year the Administration opts to terminate the agreement, they can.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 119 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 120, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing a $1,079,880.00 Reimbursement Agreement with PennDot for the Beaver St. Streetscape Improvement Project, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 120 came up for discussion.

Director Gross said this project will include milling, resurfacing, sidewalks, curbing, curb ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian lighting, trees, pavement markings, stormwater improvements, streetscape furnishings, and parking meters. The project area covers N. Beaver St. from Philadelphia St. to Codorus Creek & Philadelphia St. from Pershing Ave. to the east.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 120 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 121, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution proclaiming October 2009 as Diversity Month in the City of York, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 121 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 122, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing an encroachment agreement with 1600 Penn Corp./HACC for a bus shelter and concrete pad at 2010 Pennsylvania Ave., was introduced by Ray, read at length, and on motion of Ray, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 122 came up for discussion.

Motion to amend. President Musso said he believes there is a typographical error in the Resolution and agreement in that the bus shelter will be situated on the “north” side of Neu Rd. not the south side. Council members agreed. Therefore, a motion was made by Musso, seconded by Smith, to amend the Resolution and agreement to read the “north” side of Neu Rd. The motion passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Therefore, Resolution No. 122, as amended, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 123, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing a budget transfer for the Health Department to cover various 2009 expenses, was introduced by Ray, read at length, and on motion of Ray, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 123 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 124, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the PA Dept. of Health to provide communicable disease services for the period of 1/1/2010-12/31/2011 in the amount of $289,780.00, was introduced by Ray, read at length, and on motion of Ray, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 124 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 125, Session 2009, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the PA Dept. of Health to plan activities to strengthen public health and improve emergency preparedness for the period of 8/31/2009 – 8/9/2010 in the amount of $153,955.64, was introduced by Ray, read at length, and on motion of Ray, seconded by Texter, Resolution No. 125 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Ray, Hill-Evans, Texter, Smith, Musso – 5; Nays – 0.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

Business Administration Committee, Councilwoman Carol Hill-Evans, Chair: Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to discuss Bill No. 37, Session 2009, (View) - A Bill amending Article 169 “Police Officer's Pension Fund”; Bill No. 38, Session 2009, (View) - A Bill amending Article 171 “Firefighter's Pension Fund”; and Bill No. 39, Session 2009, (View) - A Bill amending Article 167 “Officer's and Employees Pension Fund” of the Codified Ordinances to comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code as they pertain to the deferred taxability of the pension benefits accrued.

COUNCIL COMMENT: None

ADMINISTRATION COMMENT: None

NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. (Public Comment commences at 6:30 p.m.) in City Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the October 6, 2009 meeting of Council adjourned at 9:24 p.m.